Researchers at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland has recently developed a mind-controlled wheelchair base on EEG readings of the user’s brain patterns. This new Brain Machine Interface mechanism is connected to a user using a helmet with electrodes that should be wear by the user to ride on the mind-controlled wheelchair.

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Who would benefit most from this Brain Machine Interface mechanism? According to the researchers, those disabled patients or patients who recovering from stroke, will be likely to feel a deeper impact in their daily routines.

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Brain Machine Interface mechanism is designed with some artificial intelligence with a pair of cameras, that will help to detect and distinguish any obstacles in front of the wheel chair and help user to avoid unwanted crash or accident.

No info on pricing and availability yet.

[ Source: GizmoWatch ; Engadget ; EPFL ]